Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Work at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy

The Center for High Impact Philanthropy (CHIP) is a trusted source of knowledge and education to help donors around the world do more good. When you work at CHIP as part of the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy & Practice, you further the creation and dissemination of applied research that helps create measurable positive impact. Recent and current projects include how philanthropy can help build back better after COVID, improve mental health and addiction services, reduce structural inequality, improve the lives of women and girls, strengthen democracy, and improve educational outcomes.

Join our team, and learn more about the students and associates who have worked at CHIP.

Part-time positions available for summer and fall semester 2021:

For Undergraduates

Communication Assistants

The communication assistant provides marketing, social media, and community relations support for the creation and dissemination of applied research on generating greater social impact through philanthropy. OUR WORK TEAM IS CURRENTLY REMOTE so the assistant must be comfortable working in an online environment under the supervision of the Director of Knowledge Management and Marketing, working with the Communications/Marketing Specialist.

The ideal candidate will have marketing, social media, design, and analytics knowledge through previous coursework, employment and/or extracurricular experience. The communication assistant position requires strong ability to write marketing and web copy and develop visual assets, such as social media graphics and presentations. Experience with Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint, Google Analytics, and WordPress desired, and commitment to social impact require.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Manage a “beat” related to CHIP applied research area, including monitoring news, social media discussions, and traffic; drafting and scheduling social media posts; promoting guidance and events; supporting Center staff with insights and research in related areas
  • Provide support for CHIP events, including preparation of slide decks and design of marketing materials, plus data collection and analysis
  • Research, develop, and measure audiences and impact using analytical tools
  • Collaborate with applied research team for site-wide efforts
  • Video and web editing experience a plus

Candidates should have an interest in communications and social impact and be effective working in an online environment. Each student will work 10-20 hours/week during the semester, and/or 15-30 hours/week during the summer.

Penn students apply here:
Other interested applicants:

Submit a resume/CV, a brief cover letter, and the contact information for two references (at least one from a work/research supervisor) to impact@sp2.upenn.edu.

Other interested applicants:

Submit a resume/CV, a brief cover letter, and the contact information for two references (at least one from a work/research supervisor) to impact@sp2.upenn.edu.